The F-16 demonstration team "ZEUS" displays HAF's airpower to the public and acts as ambassador for Greece, demonstrating the professionalism and the skills of all pilots in the Hellenic Air Force.
The team's goals is to Provide morale within the Air Force, sister services and to the Greek community, to Inspire and recruit Greece's best to join the service, Strengthen and grow public trust and confidence in the Hellenic Air Force and Retain the quality force we currently have.
Team's callsign during the Demo Flights is "Zeus", representing the father of the Olympian Gods of the Ancient Greek Mythology. The aircraft used for the performance of air shows is an F-16C Block 52+ .
Major (P) Loukas Theocharopoulos is Display Pilot of the HAF F-16 Demo Team "Zeus".
He joined the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1998. In 2004, he was assigned to 116CW/335SQ in Α-7Η Corsair ΙΙ and in 2007 to 115CW/SMET in F-16 Block52+. Since 2008 he is assigned to 343SQ. He has a flight experience of more than 1500 hours, 1100 of them in F-16.
Captain (P) Georgios Papadakis is Display Pilot of the HAF F-16 Demo Team "Zeus".
He joined the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1999. In 2006, he was assigned in 116CW/335SQ in Α-7E Corsair ΙΙ and in 2007 was assigned in 115CW/SMET in F-16 Block 52+. Since 2008 he is assigned to 115 CW/340SQ in F-16 Block 52+. He has a flight experience of more than 1700 hours, 1200 on the F-16.
Source and photos credits: Zeus demo team
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